Dog walk for peace, in Caracas

14.09.2009 - Caracas - Iván Novotny

In spite of the commotion produced in the City of Caracas by a strong earthquake and recent rains and floods, dozens of people taking their pets with them, took part in the Canine Walk “Pets for Peace and Nonviolence” in the Las Mercedes area, district of Baruta in Caracas. The crowd started gathering at 8.30 am on Sunday September 14 on Rio de Janeiro Avenue and marched down Las Mercedes’ Main Avenue.

The event was developed within the framework of activities prior to the World March for Peace and Nonviolence which starts on October 2nd and has as its main objective to denounce nuclear weapons that could destroy life on earth.

*“The activity was a real party for the dogs as well as for their owners, and the participants felt really delighted to have such a gratifying opportunity to meet, share and also add our voices to thousands and thousands of people that are making this cause their own in every corner of the planet, which mobilizes us for a world where violence against humans and other living beings will end up being sooner rather than later a thing of the past”*, said a spokesperson from the Caracas coordination team of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence.

“Pets for Peace and Nonviolence” had the support of the company Don Perro, as well as the support of Baruta’s Town Hall who accompanied and offered security using their own staff. Likewise, groups of veterinarians were present at the Veterinarian Control points established all along the road, as well as the support of numerous volunteers who helped in all tasks that made this activity possible.

*(Translation provided by Ramiro Pozzo)*

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